The crisis that hit the Jose Mourinho tutored Chelsea has continued as the ‘blues’ lost at home to Jurgen Klopps Liverpool 1 – 3.
Liverpool came from behind after Ramires put the home side ahead with a slicing header in the 4th minute. Coutinho ran the whole show as he got a brace before Christian Benteke later wrapped things up.
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Mourinho, though, is expected to still be present on the touchline when the Blues host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge today.
It will however be a herculean task for the Portuguese as he will come up against Jurgen Klopp’s team, who is still searching for his first league win after joining the team last month.
This game promises to be a cracker as we will be bringing you live coverage of the game.
Chelsea XI: Begovic; Zouma, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Ramires; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa.
Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino.
FT’ The Chelsea crisis goes deeper and deeper. As the champion’s woes were compounded by Coutinho’s left and right foot, before Christian Benteke added the icing. After 90minutes, it’s Chelsea 1 – 3 Liverpool.
90+3′ Kurt Zouma fires the ball way above goal, on a dark footballing day for Chelsea.
90+2′ This is a believable result from new Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp. His reputation has just been built here at the Bridge.
91+1′ Coutinho with another great composure. His shot blocked by Zouma. Cornerkick to Liverpool.
90′ We head into four minutes of stoppage-time.
88′ It’s all about Liverpool now. The Red Devils are still looking good to get another goal. Chelsea fans are singing a ‘Steven Gerrard song’ to console themselves.
85′ Chelsea is so desperate now. Can they turn things over in a matter of four minutes?
83′ GOOOOOAAAALLLLL! Benteke has taken the game beyond Jose Mourinho. An exit looming for the Chelsea manager? Chelsea 1 – 2 Liverpool.
81′ Moreno with an in-swinger into the Chelsea area…, Begovic saves. The blues see confused with less than 10minutes to go.
80′ Jordan Ibe with a shot, Terry deflects for a Liverpool corner this time.
79′ The home fans are beginning to sing ‘Jose Mourinho’…..Possibly urging their coach to show his class?
77′ Moreno with a great run down the flank, he shot was saved by Begovic’s foot. Corner to the Red Devils.
75′ GOOOOOAAAAAALLLL! Coutinho makes it 1 – 2. Chelsea trail at home as Coutinho’s shot was deflected into the net by John Terry.
73′ The game is beginning to gather momentum as every action becomes intense. The home fans are charging their players to do the needful. Get the goal.
71′ Oscar with a loop from the centre-circle. Mignolet with a beautiful save.
70′ Cesc Fabregas comes on for Mikel. The Chelsea manager thinks the Nigerian has seen enough.
68′ Unbelievable! Lucas just escaped the second bookable offence as Mark Clattenberg refuses to issue him a second yellow. Jose Mourinho and the home fans are obviously furious as the continue to protest. Lucas escapes.
66′ Mikel bags Chelsea’s first yellow card of the game, after his slight challenge on Lallana. The Nigerian signals to the referee, that’s was his first.
64′ Liverpool brings-on Benteke for Milner. Klopp with an attacking substitution. Wooo! great dummy by Willian forces Emre can to pull the Brazilian. Referee issues Can a yellow!
63′ Lallana with a shout from 23yards out; wide! Chelsea need to be more careful.
61′ Through-ball squared to Ramires in the area…..good block by Skrtel.
60′ Great run bu Kennedy down the left flank, but his shot flashes wide. Diego Costa with another intentional kick on Skrtel.
59′ Chelsea makes the first substitution as Hazard makes way for Kennedy.
58′ Referee books Lucas for a very ‘minimal’ challenge on Mikel.
56′ Jurgen Klopp looks worried. In terms of play, the Red Devils have taken the better share of the first 10 minutes in the second half.
54′ Liverpool certainly on the front-foot, Lallana with another dazzling skill. However, his pass to Coutinho was stalled by the highly effective Willian
52′ A lack of understanding betweek Cahill and Begovic gifts Liverpool a corner kick. Milner skies the rebound, to the relief of the home fans.
50′ The Red Devils are compounding Chelsea’s worst start to a Premier League defence as they keep tormenting the blues.
48′ Mourinho is having a word with the fourth-official as Klopp appeals for a hand-ball against Chelsea.
47′ Good defending by Moreno as Willian’s shot to the near post was to tame to trouble Mignolet.
46′ The very intriguing game restarts. This would be one of the scariest 45 minutes for some Chelsea fans. Can the blues take all three points?
45+3′ GOOOAAALLLL! Coutinho takes Begovic into the cleaners with a terrific goal with the last kick of the half. That was a master-class! HT: Chelsea 1 – 1 Liverpool.
45+2′ Another ‘sweet’ pass to Costa….Mignolet rushes from his line to take the ball.
45′ Two minutes added-on after normal 45 minutes. Can the Red Devils get the equalizer?
44′ Since the Chelsea goal, the blues have not really attacked. That could be tactical by masterminded by the Special-One
43′ For the umpteenth time, Willian brought to the ground, as Jurgen Klopp rises to his feet. Still Chelsea 1 – 0 Liverpool.
41′ A delicious through-ball from Oscar….., Costa couldn’t control the ball. That would have been dangerous for the visitors.
39′ Fantastic defensive play by Sakho! The Chelsea supporters had no choice than to applaud the Liverpool defender.
37′ Yet again! Mikel stalls a Liverpool attack for a Chelsea counter. Hazard loses the ball unnecessarily. The Belgian hasn’t been fantastic today.
35′ Liverpool appeal for a penalty as John Handles the ball in the 18’! ‘Play-on’ says the referee.
34′ Chelsea have been very cautious. They have not been attacking like they used to.
31′ The Jose Mourinho-tutored side are now in control. Tossing the ball around. Mikel has been very essential in the Chelsea mid-field today.
29′ A time-less challenge by Emre Can has left Chelsea with another set-piece. Referee with a word of caution to Can.
27′ Diego Costa needs to be careful. His foot was too high against Milner. Referee calms the players. Play ON!
26′ Another chance for Lallana…..; the Chelsea keeper saves yet again. Cahill seems injured.
25′ A squabble in the centre-circle. So far, Ramires and Willian have been well co-ordinated in the mid-field for Chelsea.
23′ Coutinho with the first booking for a foul on Willian.
21′ Great one-two between Lallana and Clyne; Terry clears. Corner to Liverpool
19′ A smart-turn by Lallana with a powerful shot…., Begovic saves.
17′ Liverpool are now settled into the game. It took a while though, but the keep tossing the ball around intelligently. Chelsea are obviously concentrating more on their defence after the have conceded 19 goals this season.
15′ Liverpool looking dangerous, but Moreno lacks composure in front of goal. His shot goes far from the target.
13′ Oscar with the counter; another intelligent interception by Clyne. Good play Liverpool.
12′ Good play by Clyne on the right-flank, but his cross could not find a red shirt. Begovic takes the ball.
11′ Mikel in the thick of the action; the Nigerian repels another move by Firminho.
9′ Yet again, Lucas brings down another player, Costa this time. Referee cautions him one more time,
8′ Another chance for the blues…Terry heads ball across goal, but the assistant referee spotted Zouma in the offside position.
7′ Lucas with the foul and Chelsea with a freekick at a prime position.
6′ Great play by Azpilicueta as he intercepts the ball for another Chelsea counter. The home fans are up to their feet.
4′ GOOOOAAALLL!!! ramires heads the ball into the net as Chelsea begins with a dream start. It’s a really good finish.
2′ First chance of the game comes to Firminho, but his shot sails wide the Chelsea goal.
1′ The game is under-way here at the Bridge, let’s see what the blues will come out with here. Liverpool looks ready for this epic battle.
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